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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

For people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), unwanted negative thoughts can be constant and can start to take control of their lives.

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Causes of OCD

Research into the causes of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) suggests both stress and environmental factors play a role.

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Diagnosis of OCD

There is no ‘test’ for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), but a diagnosis is based on an assessment of the person’s behaviours, thoughts and feelings.

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Mastering OCD

Mastering OCD is an app designed to lessen the symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder. It’s downloadable from the Google Play Store and Apple iOS Store.

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Treatments for OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be treated, enabling people with OCD to live happier lives. Seeing a doctor is the first step to recovery.

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Symptoms of OCD

If you or someone you know displays OCD symptoms to the extent that it affects quality of life, visit a doctor for an assessment.

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Phobias

Phobias are persistent, irrational fears. Learn more about phobias from trusted sources.

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Tourette syndrome

People with this syndrome make involuntary repetitive sounds and movements. Most don't need treatment, and relaxation exercises may reduce symptoms.

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Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is an umbrella term for many practices aimed at treating emotional problems.

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Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania is a psychiatric disorder that compels people to pull out their hair. Lasting for several months or many years, it can fluctuate in severity.

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